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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 36, what is a belief mentioned about the tombs?
2. What do the documents in Chapter 43 list?
3. What did Hancock propose in Chapter 52?
4. In Chapter 30, what metaphorical image is an allegory in myths world-wide?
5. How many years is one complete precessional cycle?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
2. Is it a coincidence that the Great Pyramid is an accurate scale-model of Earth's northern hemisphere?
3. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
4. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
5. As theorized in Chapter 28, do ancient myth contains a veiled method for expressing the technical terms for advanced astronomy?
6. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
7. What did the founder of modern Egyptology mean in Chapter 34 when he said that the Great Pyramid's builders "thought like men 100 feet tall"?
8. What is the obliquity of the ecliptic?
9. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
10. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the ramifications of Hancock's discoveries about the history of Antarctica and the South Pole? How do they relate to contemporary environmental concerns?
Essay Topic 2
Why were Hancock and others so concerned with the exact dates in which things occurred, and with challenging those dates when new evidence was brought forth?
Essay Topic 3
Hancock noted that the granite portcullis in the Great Pyramid (pictured on page 329) seems to serve no purpose other than to make an explorer wonder why and how huge stones are moved and installed in narrow passages. Did he consider any other possible purposes? What did he ultimately conclude?
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